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Psych Up Live turns up your psychological perspective on life issues. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips passes forward the latest in books, findings, and information relevant to your life and the world you live in. She explores topics as varied as family relationships, binge eating and violence on campus. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with child rearing, divorce, medical diagnosis, campus violence and social anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Psych Up Live turns up your psychological perspective on life issues. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips passes forward the latest in books, findings, and information relevant to your life and the world you live in. She explores topics as varied as family relationships, binge eating and violence on campus. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with child rearing, divorce, medical diagnosis, campus violence and social anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Psych Up Live turns up your psychological perspective on life issues. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips passes forward the latest in books, findings, and information relevant to your life and the world you live in. She explores topics as varied as family relationships, binge eating and violence on campus. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with child rearing, divorce, medical diagnosis, campus violence and social anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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English


Episodes

Untangling, Understanding and Improving In-Law Relationships

1/14/2021
Whether you are newly married, a middle aged couple, the identified In-Laws or the bewildered Out-Laws of an expanded family, you need to hear this show. In it, psychologist and author Dr. Geoffrey Greif draws upon his new and acclaimed book written with Dr. Michael Woolley, “ In-law Relationships: Mothers, Daughters, Fathers, and Sons.” Dr. Greif shares research using interviews and surveys with a total of 1,500 people to illuminate why some in-laws connect and others clash and even crash....

Duration:00:53:55

Encore Shame: Free Yourself, Find Joy and Build True Self-Esteem

1/7/2021
When we consider the definition of shame we often compare it to Guilt. Commonly, it is thought that we feel guilt for something we have done that is unacceptable; but with shame, we feel that we are unacceptable. In this episode Dr. Joe Burgo expands the formal definition of Toxic Shame discussed by John Bradshaw as the result of unspeakable child abuse or the oppressive force of social shame addressed by Brene’ Brown. Drawing upon his new book, Shame: Free Yourself, Find Joy and Build True...

Duration:00:53:41

Encore Understanding and Overcoming Binge Eating

12/31/2020
In this show Jennie Kramer, LCSW-R draws upon her experience in treating all forms of eating disorders and her co-authored book, Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies to offer expert and useable information on Binge Eating Disorder (BED). With sensitivity and realistic perspective, she answers questions like-What is Binge Eating? Does it differ from compulsive eating or overeating? Who binges and why? She underscores the health risks associated with Binge Eating Disorder and describes first...

Duration:00:55:59

Encore Mindful Aging: A Radically Different Outlook for Embracing Life

12/24/2020
In this episode Dr. Andrea Brandt, psychologist and author draws upon her latest book, Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy, to refute the notion of aging as chronic deterioration and decline and invite us to be “ On top of the hill rather than over the hill!” Toward this end, she draws upon research and offers specific strategies for knowing ourselves better, accepting our passions and truths, letting go of regrets and making a plan for bringing...

Duration:00:49:50

Grieving is Loving: Embracing Our Response to Loss

12/17/2020
We are in a time of extraordinary loss of loved ones. Worldwide, more than a million people have died from Covid-19. Countless others have died of other causes. With extraordinary loss of loved ones there is extraordinary grief. In this episode, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore helps us understand and handle our grief. Drawing upon her new book, Grieving is Loving: Compassionate Words for Bearing the Unbearable, Dr. Cacciatore invites us to consider grief as something that can’t be ignored, rushed or...

Duration:00:55:09

Racism and Black Mental Health – How Do We Make a Difference?

12/10/2020
In this show, Dr. Juliette McClendon, Research Psychologist in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, draws upon her expertise and research findings to discuss the impact of racism and discrimination on racial/ethnic health disparities. She will consider the role of Systemic Racism in obscuring these disparities, the role of intergenerational racial trauma in mental and...

Duration:00:54:56

The Power of Self-Compassion to Enhance Coping in Difficult Times

12/3/2020
Dr. Kristin Neff is the recognized pioneer in the field of Self Compassion research and the author of the important book, Self-Compassion-The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. As individuals, families and communities we need to find a way to cope with the stress, fear and uncertainty we face. As you listen to Kristen Neff, you will hear something unexpected and important – the reasons and the research that reveal Self-Compassion as a powerful personal resource for coping and...

Duration:00:55:14

Encore Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief

11/26/2020
The amount of stress worldwide is at an all-time high as the Corona Virus spreads. Self-Care and understanding alternative ways of easing pain are important. This show takes a close look at the varied forms of Alternative Medicine from Energy Medicine, Acupuncture, Chiropractic to religious belief, embraced by millions seeking relief for chronic pain, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia etc. Our guest author, Melanie Warner draws upon her important new book, The Magic Feather Effect: The...

Duration:00:52:22

Revolutionizing the Way People Find Love: Deeper Dating Online

11/19/2020
In this episode, Ken Page, psychotherapist and author of “Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy” returns to Psych Up Live to tell us about his new Deeper Dating Online site. Ken will describe how his work with countless people in groups and workshops on Deeper Dating inspired him to consider an online site. He will review the story behind the website in terms of the tenets of Deeper Dating like recognizing and honoring our core values; the...

Duration:00:55:14

Encore: 'Soldier On: Life After Deployment' - An Inside Look at a New Documentary'

11/12/2020
In this podcast, Filmmaker Susan Sipprelle of “Set for Life” and “ Over 50 and Out of Work” comes to Psych Up Live on the Variety Channel of Voice America to discuss her important documentary, “ Soldier On: Life After Deployment.” This feature length documentary chronicles with honesty and humor the challenges that three post-9/11 female veterans face readjusting to civilian life after their deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Susan Sipprelle is joined on the show by one of the female...

Duration:00:53:54

Encore The Proven Benefits of Self-Compassion in Daily Life

11/5/2020
In this episode Dr. Kristin Neff, widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, draws upon her personal introduction to self-compassion, her years of pioneering research, and her book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, to offer listeners an understanding of this powerful but often misunderstood and overlooked resource. In an interesting and useable way she defines self-compassion and compares it with self- pity and self-esteem. She...

Duration:00:53:39

Encore Why Do People Feel Fear and Attraction to Horror Movies, Haunted Houses, Creepiness and Clowns?

10/29/2020
In this show, Dr. Frank McAndrew, social psychologist and the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College, takes on the questions many of us have pondered-Why do we pay to be scared by horror movies? Why do stories of Hunted Houses persist and intrigue us? What makes clowns loveable to some and terrifying to others? Are some people more likely to see ghosts than others? As someone who has studied and researched aspects of creepiness and horror, Dr. McAndrew offers a...

Duration:00:50:26

From Frontier Days to Present Day: The Search for Love Through Personal Ads and Online Sites

10/22/2020
In this episode, author Francesca Beauman draws upon her interesting and well researched book, Matrimony, Inc. to invite us to consider that from Frontier Days, through Wars, Industrialization and Immigration, people have been advertising for love. Replacing matchmaking, personal ads, from a homesteader looking for a wife “ Must have teeth!” to a “ Genteel male seeking a wife,” a woman wanting a husband- “not beyond middle age, perfectly sober,” to profiles on Match.com or swipes on Tinder,...

Duration:00:55:40

An Insider Look at the Message of “ BARS” by Pravin Wilkins at Four Walls Theater

10/15/2020
Four Walls Theater is a grassroots socially responsible theater that produces new plays with diverse artists from around the country. Their upcoming show is the world premiere of “BARS,” a drama by Pravin Wilkins. On Psych Up Live, we are privileged to have an insider look with producer, directors, playwright and cast. We start with Elana Gartner, Founder and Producer and Gina Marie Dropp, the Artistic Director of Four Walls, who discuss the relevance and mission of this virtual theater...

Duration:00:53:25

Encore Worry No More! 4 Steps To Stop Worrying And Start Living

10/8/2020
In this episode, bestselling author and speaker Bruce Van Horn shares the ingredients of his important new book, Worry No More! 4 Steps To Stop Worrying And Start Living. With wisdom and humor this “recovered worrier” draws upon the best practices of experts and integrates them with what he has practiced on a daily basis in his own life. Crystalizing a way out of “ Worry” in 4 interesting and effective steps, he invites you to join him in living life instead of worrying about it.

Duration:00:56:18

How Do We Cope With Two Epidemics – COVID-19 and Violence

10/1/2020
We face a time of misinformation and ongoing fear of the COVID-19 Virus which has already taken the lives of 200,000 in the US. Concurrent with that is the fear, provocation and the reality of violence as economic hardship, racial oppression and political division fuel dissent. We are essentially fighting two epidemics. In this show, Dr. Gary Slutkin, epidemiologist recognized for reversing contagious diseases like TB, Cholera and AIDS across the globe and Founder and CEO of Cure Violence,...

Duration:00:57:17

Encore Blended: Personal Stories of the Stepfamily Experience

9/24/2020
In this episode, Samantha Waltz, the author of the powerful book, Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience and three of her wonderful contributing writers, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, Gigi Rosenberg, and Emma Kate Tsai will share their personal experiences of being parents or children in stepfamilies. As three of the thirty professional writers who share their blended experience in this book, their voices convey more than the facts or dynamics of stepfamilies. They convey in a personal...

Duration:00:53:40

Preventing Physician Suicide – Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation

9/17/2020
This show deals with a dangerous but unknown reality – According to the American Federation of Suicide Prevention, 300 to 400 doctors in the US die by suicide each year. That is more than double the rate of the general population. Why? In this show Corey Feist, JD, health care executive and Co-Founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation brings us up close and personal to the causes and necessary actions for prevention of physician suicide. He will share the story of Dr. Lorna Breen, an...

Duration:01:00:00

Encore The Relationship Between Suicide Prevention and Gun Safety

9/10/2020
In this episode, Dr. Michael Anestis, clinical psychologist, and award winning researcher discusses his powerful book, Guns and Suicide: An American Epidemic. Dr. Anestis is not advocating for or against gun ownership. What he is advocating for is prevention of firearm suicides. Funded by the Department of Defense through a program known as the Military Suicide Research Consortium, Michael Anestis collected and will share findings like the fact that each year the majority of gun deaths in...

Duration:00:52:55

Encore The Importance of Understanding the Power Paradox

9/3/2020
We live in a time when an understanding of power and the abuse of power has tremendous importance. In this show, Dr. Dacher Keltner, psychologist, Faculty Director of the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, and acclaimed researcher, awakens us to The Power Paradox. Drawing upon his latest book, The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence, Dr. Keltner defines power that gives and power that grabs. Citing fascinating studies, he discusses the ways in which a person, be it a teen, a...

Duration:00:52:13